Why Accuracy Is Important In Legal Transcription
Accuracy is crucial when it comes to legal transcripts as they play an im...
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Why Accuracy Is Important In Legal Transcription?

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Accuracy is crucial when it comes to legal transcripts as they play an important role in civil and criminal trials, providing the evidence necessary to determine the outcome of a case.

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Why Accuracy Is Important In Legal Transcription?

  1. 1. Why Accuracy Is Important In Legal Transcription Accuracy is crucial when it comes to legal transcripts as they play an important role in   civil and criminal trials, providing the evidence necessary to determine the outcome of a   case. Legal transcription is the process of documenting different types of audio and video recordings  of   legal   letters,   pleadings,   court   transcripts,   client   letters,   memorandum   letters,   hearings,  witness interviews, interrogations and much more in the required format. Accuracy is crucial  when it comes to legal transcripts. • These recorded conversations and transcripts play an important role in civil and criminal  trials • The   transcripts   often   provide   the   proof   or   evidence   that   is   necessary   to   establish   a  defendant’s guilt/innocence Legal Transcription ­ Issues with Regard to Accuracy  Some recordings are audible and can be clearly  understood and there is no problem  when  transcribing them. However, sometimes recordings are only marginally audible or intelligible.  This may be due to background noise, mechanical difficulties, or other problems. Many persons  may   be   speaking   simultaneously;   some   may   have   pronounced   accents,   though   they   are  speaking in English. Moreover, they may use jargon or slang which makes it impossible to hear  what is being said.  The   value   of   a   recorded   conversation   as   evidence   depends   in   largely   on   who   said   what.  However, the usefulness of the recording to the jury depends on the ability of the jury to use that  information. This in turn depends on two factors ­ audibility and clarity.  Audibility depends on  whether the recording is clear and the listener can understand it. Clarity or intelligibility depends  on whether the listener can understand what the participants said. The accuracy or intelligibility  of the transcripts is the most important thing when it comes to a legal transcript as courts focus  on accuracy. That why lawyers prefer to get their transcription handled by a professional legal  transcription company. 
  2. 2. How Professional Legal Transcription Services Work An   established   transcription   company   would   have   a   team   of   trained   and   experienced  professionals who are well versed with each and every stage of transcription process. Such  transcriptionists are familiar with latest legal terminology and also have excellent listening and  language skills. They can deliver accurate transcripts in verbatim or non­verbatim format based  on client requirements. Every unfamiliar word or legal term is checked using a legal dictionary  and the errors are identified during the initial stages of transcription.  Such   companies   also   have   a   rigorous   system   of   quality   assurance   checks   in   place.   The  transcripts   are   put   through   a   three­level   quality   check   by   editors,   proofreaders   and   quality  analysts which ensures that the transcripts are accurate and error­free, and delivered within the  specified turnaround time. Important Additional Benefits With a professional legal transcription company, clients enjoy many additional benefits: • Use of the latest web­based digital technology for transcription  • 128­bit encryption for secure file transfer, encrypted hard disks, firewalls, and password  protected computers • Cost savings of up to 40% Outsourcing   legal   transcription  tasks   to   a   reliable   and   professional   company   ensures  accurate and timely transcripts that can serve as reliable evidence in a court of law. With a  professional   service   provider   as   a   partner,   legal   professionals   can   enhance   their   efficiency,  productivity and revenue. 

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